New PNP Chief Albayalde vows to continue surprise inspections

Philippine National Police Chief Oscar Albayalde REUTERS/Dondi Tawatao

Police Dir. Gen. Oscar Albayalde, the new chief of the Philippine National Police, promised to continue his surprise inspections to precincts in order to ensure that the police are doing their jobs.

During his first press conference as PNP chief in Camp Crame, Albayalde said that he will personally check police on the ground, especially if he receives complaints.

Before being named as PNP chief, Albayalde was previously the head of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) and is known to make surprise rounds in police stations.

In his un-announced visits, Albayalde discovered and reprimanded police for sleeping, gambling, and drinking alcoholic beverages while on duty.

During the change of command in Camp Crame last April 19, Albayalde told provincial and city police directors to also conduct surprise inspections in order to regularly asses the readiness of their forces.

Albayalde replaced retired PDG Ronald ‘Bato’ Dela Rosa, who will be heading the Bureau of Corrections following his departure from the PNP.

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